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The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift off. He flew the “flying boat” 70 feet above water for a mile on November 2, 1947. The $23 million dollar beast made of wood and with a wingspan longer than a football field was six times larger than any other plane in existence at the time.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Despite its majestic splendor, the preservation of this land wasn’t a given. Yet after decades ... more

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

In 1889, 25-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in ... more

Battle of Midway

It was a gross underestimation of American power. In 1942, Japanese forces planned a complex ... more
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